• Melissa Layton is a custom maternity, newborn, baby, children and family photographer located in Harleysville, Pennsylvania and serves both Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the surrounding areas including Lansdale, Skippack, Pottstown, Hatfield and beyond. Her residential studio is located just one mile off the Lansdale exit on the Pennsylvania turnpike.

Sunaya, 8 months old | Blue Bell PA Child Photographer

Sunaya is such a captivating little beauty! She has the most amazing, dark eyes, and when she smiles big and wide, her bottom teeth poke out. Super adorable!! I had fun trying to get those really cute laughs out of this cutie pie.

My favorite images are the cream fur shots. We tried so hard to get her to grab her toes, and all she wanted to do was roll over—LOL! We never did get those toe shots!

Sunaya is just a little ball of energy, and Mom talked about her habit of moving her legs all the time:
“She’s been active from day one. Eyes wide open from the moment she was born and always kicking her legs. We often say she ‘talks with her legs.’”

Thanks, Ami & Kartik, for bringing this little beauty to me. She is absolutely stunning, and I can’t wait to see more of her and of the rest of your little family soon!
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Thank you so much to Sun’s parents for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Blue Bell PA Child Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Baby Aliya, 6 days young | Bethlehem PA Newborn Photographer

Oh my—what a beauty! When sweet little Aliya came to the studio, I literally wanted to eat her up.  She came to see me just 6 days after she was born at Lehigh Valley Hospital, and she was just stunning!

She was just the best sleeper, calm and content, which made her session even more enjoyable (I hope this means she’ll make a calm addition to this growing family). Mom and Dad even got caught up in the sleeping craze. I caught them both putting my client waiting area to use—and catching a much-needed nap!

My favorite images from this session are the ones of her smiling on the aqua—who wouldn’t love that face? Mom had asked for a gallery with purple and aqua tones. That combo has been super popular lately, but I love the colors, so I’m not complaining.

Mom told me about the decision to bring Baby Number Three into the world:
“I have 2 children already but felt incomplete. I just felt the need to have one more, so after a few months of trying to conceive, I was blessed with my little angel, Aliya.”

Aliya is such a beautiful addition to this family! Thanks, Jennifer & Stanley, for introducing me to this little beauty. I hope to see you and your family again very soon!

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Thank you so much to Aliya’s parents for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Bethlehem PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Grady, 6 months old | Newtown PA Child Photographer

I have to say—I was TOTALLY looking forward to seeing this handsome little devil again. Grady Scott is just so adorable . . . and such a little charmer.;)When I did Grady’s newborns, he was one of those kids that I photograph and just KNOW he is going to be a cutie. And when I saw him, he definitely did not disappoint!

Grady had me from the moment he smiled—look at those cheeks! And then he would take the cuteness to a whole new level; he would get really excited and stick out his tongue. Mom helped me to break out those super big grins by standing behind me and talking in the most exaggerated British accent. When she first did it, I totally turned around and laughed at her . . . but it worked! Grady just giggled and giggled! They’re not even British or anything, so I’d still love to know how Mom discovered THAT was funny to Grady. But hey, whatever works!

Grady’s entire gallery was just full of cuteness, so it’s hard to choose a favorite. If you twisted my arm, though, I’d have to go with the boat images, especially the one with the starfish—LOVE IT! It’s times like this that I wish I had more wall space in the studio.

Mom and Dad are such fun and gracious clients and are always so enjoyable to work with. I absolutely adore them, and I was humbled and grateful to hear them say the same about me. I was flattered by their kind words, so I’d like to share them here:
“Melissa Layton has by far exceeded our expectations once again! She has a true talent and is a pleasure to be around. She has a quality that makes you feel special and not just like another client. I would highly recommend Melissa Layton; she has found a lifetime customer in us.”

Mary Jane & Bret—thank you so much, seriously, for being so wonderful to work with and such amazing clients! Your little boy is just the cutest little charmer, and I was just thrilled to get to see him again. I can’t wait to see you all again soon!

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Thank you so much to Grady’s parents for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Newtown PA Child Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

August 21, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Mary Forlano - Fantastic pictures of a beautiful family. Grady is adorable and every one of these pictures is beautiful.

Baby Roisin, 7 days young | Schwenksville PA Newborn Photographer

It seems like just a few short weeks ago that I was photographing Mom’s amazing maternity images, and now . . . look at this precious bundle she brought me! I was so excited to meet little Roisin Marie just 7 days after she was born at Phoenixville Hospital. She’s such a great addition to this growing family.

I loved getting to have this family back and to see everyone again. Even big sister Norah and big brother Quinn came! I had done Norah’s newborn pictures just 2 short years ago, and it was fun to see the similarities between these two little girls.

Those kids are all so adorable together! I loved Roisin’s whole gallery, but my heart just melts at the sibling images—my absolute favorite is the one where the kids are looking down at her. I also love the color scheme that mom picked out—beautiful lavender and aqua. Those gorgeous colors made for some of my favorite images!

Mom told me about how they came up with Roisin’s beautiful name:
“Gaelic name like Mom. Both Mom and Dad made lists of baby names, and Roisin was at the top of both of our lists!”

Siobhan & Greg, thank you so much for coming back to see me and for bringing your amazing family! It really is a treat to be involved in your growing family and to see how beautiful you all get as you grow and get older together. I can’t wait to see more of you all!

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Thank you so much to Roisin’s parents for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Schwenksville PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Baby Miles | Harrisburg PA Newborn Photographer

At the beginning of July, I got to meet little Miles Andrew 7 days after he was delivered at Harrisburg Hospital. What a cutie pie! I was so anxious to meet him and he did not disappoint.

I first met Mom and Dad several years ago when I photographed their first son, Landon, and I have seen them off and on over the years, despite the tremendously long drive they make each time! Baby Miles is such a blessing, especially because of how rocky and painful the road was for him to get here. I am so grateful that they again trusted me to capture these special memories.

We had a lot of fun at this session.  Mom had actually come with an image she found on Pinterest of the two boys together and wanted to replicate with all of Landon’s Matchbox cars surrounding Miles.  Mom had envisioned this image hanging in the playroom and it was very special to her.  So, while this image is not an original idea of mine, I hope we did it justice!  We let Landon pick out only his favorite cars and he helped make the heart : )  He was such a big helper and did FABULOUS being in the studio for so long.

My favorite is the image on the pale blue blanket of the two boys snuggled together, it reminds me of my boys : )  I also really like the images of Miles on the tan blanket, wrapped in the pale blue wrap – he looks just like a little peanut!  Such a little bundle of snuggly baby : )

Thank you Rose & Clayton for trusting me with these special moments. Your boys are both little miracles and I can’t wait to see them grow up together!

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Thank you so much to Miles’ parents for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Harrisburg PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

August 15, 2014 - 8:57 am

Joan - Rose (and Melissa!) – these pictures are amazing! The boys look so cute! I think the picture of Clayton with Miles looks so similar to when he held Landon like that! You look great too! Love them all! The matchbox cars idea is super cool! hugs & love, Joan